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Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Version 1.26 2/4/06
By Angnix (Angela Petersen)
angnix@gmail.com 
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Help Me Out!
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If you help me with this guide, your name will go in the Special 
Thanks Section forever. 
The more you help out with this guide or give me suggestions, the 
better it will be!

Help needed:
PS3 Booklet info and any differences that are noted by anyone. So 
far, looks like this version might have all the same glitches and 
load times. I have the Xbox 360 version of this game and would like 
any PS3 specific info I can get my hands on.

Downloadable Content descriptions. It will be some time before I can 
even get downloadable content myself, plus currently it's in Asia 
where I don't live :P

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Special Thanks:
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llamaman2- listing achievements on GameFAQs

Tru Smiles- e-mailing Achievements, I also helped him with his Boss 
FAQs, some of the stuff he mentioned reminded me of things I forgot.

SIN RIKA- Is working on Town Mission Guide. Will probably be his own 
guide, what he sent me so far looks really good.

Chris- Might help with Silver Medal Locations.

Turrican from Sonicanime.net- Tip for fighting Egg Cerberus with 
Sonic. A nice way to use Shadow's Chaos Spear.

Super Chido One- Reminding me how to stop Sonic's and Blaze's 
Sliding and Fire Claw. I sort of figured it out myself, but it never 
really clicked in my mind... you know what I mean?

Adam- Found a character age mistake

GameFAQ/Gamespot Message board and sonicanime members- I forgot to 
thank you guys earlier, Thanks, everyone! I am still finding new 
info about this game!

Junta- Listing out the PS3 Controls for this game.

Barret from sonicanime and Hari Hari: Japan Downloadable Content 
info.

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Legal Notes:
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This guide cannot be placed on any site without my permission. Sonic
and all related characters copyright Sonic Team/Sega.

Sites with permission to post any of my FAQS:
www.GameFAQS.com (This is the major site I update to)
www.Neoseeker.com
www.cheathappens.com
faqs.ign.com
www.cheats.de
www.supercheats.com
www.wogaming.com
1up.com
www.gamerstemple.com 
http://www.gameplayworld.com
http://www.cheatcc.com
www.spong.com
GamerHelp.com
GameSlander.com
www.7cheats.de
www.mogelgott.de
Achieve360Points.com


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VERSION 1.26 IS HERE!!!
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Yeah I know... I said in my last guide I was going to write about 
Sonic Rivals. But instead I got this game. I'm a crazy Blaze fan and 
I wanted to see what they would do to her in this game. Anyway since 
I spent a lot of money I didn't really have much of on this game and 
annoyed a Gamestop employee on release day quite a bit until the 
shipment came in, I might as well write about it, no? 

This guide has a lot of basic info such as moves, items, 
descriptions of town areas and lists of such things as missions, 
gold medals requirements, sound test and theater room, etc. This 
guide also has a full walkthrough of Sonic's, Silver's, Shadow's and 
Last Episodes. The Walkthroughs are the most important part of this 
guide. 

The only really important things not here are a full description of 
all Town Missions and all 380 Silver Medal Locations, which I have 
written guides about that are posted on GameFAQs.com, but this guide 
does have the locations/names/basic info for all Town Missions and 
now some of the hardest of the Silver Medals.

Enjoy!

New in 1.2: Playstation 3 info, fixes and clarifications of Moves, A 
couple of ramps that throw you off into abysses I keep forgetting to 
mention and other fixes, formatting the walkthrough so it is 
prettier and easier to read, addition of Downloadable Content 
Section since now there is actually Downloadable content available 
in Japan and addition of a few Boss shortcuts. Plus I did some 
formatting changes to make large blocks of text more readable.
1.25: 
Only after two days important enough to get at least a 5 after the 
two...
Most importantly I moved the List of Questions into the guide proper, 
so it's less confusing and it's included in the Table of Contents. I 
was just weird the other way I did it, plus I was trying to avoid 
the renumbering... but I gritted my teeth and did it. Also I added a 
list of questions included.
I also moved Version History to end of guide... cause it was annoying 
me where I had it.
I keep on forgetting to update Knuckles' moves... seriously, I finally 
did... plus a little bit more about Blaze's Homing Attack.
Language option question I keep seeing on the messageboards added to 
beginning of guide, plus a question about achievements listed on 
GameFAQs/Xbox Live.
Mistakes! I'm trying to figure out why I said Sky Gem hurts enemies 
unless I saw it in-game somewhere or something or I was just crazy... 
that was an error I apologize for and I found a couple more errors 
too, still! Also, I realize now that the tip I gave for Sonic's 
White Acropolis tricky ramp wasn't that good and improved it.
I also added more improvements to the walkthrough section in general 
while I was at it.
Plus a little more of an update on PS3 differences and a little news 
about at least two more downloadable updates for the game coming 
soon, at least in Asia.
1.26: I don't know what it is about Blaze's Homing Attack that 
confuses me so... that's why I normally avoid it... now to try to 
correctly explain it... can't get it to work the same time every time...
Also a blaring omission in this guide, a note about Rail Grinding 
Controls in Character Moves Section... not that important, but lacking.

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Table of Contents:
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1. FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

2. Story

3. Characters 

4. Game Controls, Character Moves, and Upgrades
4.a. Sonic's Moves, Upgrades, Custom Moves, Super Speed Areas, 
Boarding and Princess Stages
4.b. Tails' Moves 
4.c. Knuckles' Moves
4.d. Silver's Moves and Upgrades
4.e. Blaze's Moves
4.f. Amy's Moves
4.g. Shadow's Moves, Upgrades, Chaos Boost and Vehicles
4.h. Rouge's Moves
4.i. Omega's Moves

5. Level Objects

6. Enemies

7. Town Areas

8. Episode Walkthroughs (mostly spoiler free, includes Act/Boss 
tips/strategies)
8.a. Sonic's Episode 
8.b. Silver's Episode
8.c. Shadow's Episode
8.d. Last Episode 

9. Missions (Acts, Bosses and Town Missions. Strategies for 
Acts/Bosses for each character are in section 6, Walkthorughs)
9.a. Sonic's Town Missions
9.b. Silvers's Town Missions
9.c. Shadow's Town Missions 
9.d. Sonic's Missions List
9.e. Silver's Missions List
9.f. Shadow's Missions List
9.g. Last Episode Missions List

10. Points and Ranking

11. Silver Medals
11.a. Hard to Get Silver Medal Locations

12. Gold Medals

13. Xbox 360 Achievements

14. Two-player
14.a. Battle Mode
14.b. Tag Mode

15. Audio Room

16. Theater Room

17. Unlockables

18. Downloadable Content

19. Questions?

20. Version History

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1. FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
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There are just certain questions that keep coming up again and again 
and again about this game I want to make clear at the beginning.

Remember, there is more guide after this section!!!

New! Here is a list of questions so you don't have to search the 
entire section for your question:
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What are the differences between the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 
versions of this game? Were any previous glitches fixed?

If I don't have enough Rings to buy an upgrade after completing the 
Episode and all Town Missions, what do I do?

Do I have to complete all of the Town Missions in Episode Mode?

How do I find Town Missions or Silver Medals in the Town Areas after 
I complete each Episode?

Where do I go in this town?

The Xbox 360 Achievements listed on Xbox Live and GameFAQs/other 
places are confusing! 
Does Blue Phantom mean an unlockable Super Sonic in normal levels? 
Does Nights of Kronos unlock a new ending?

The booklet says this... where is it in the game?

Where is the Speed Chip Upgrade for Silver mentioned in the Prima 
Guide?

Where are the shops in New City and Forest?

How do I replay Story Mode?

Can I change the language?

How do I switch Rails?

Where are the rumored things such as unlocking other characters, 
Free Mode, day and night feature and Super Form in regular levels?

Any Downloadable Content yet?

(Note, all level/town related questions should be answered somewhere 
in the walkthrough, but I did answer the most common ones here.)

In Sonic's Wave Ocean and Radical Train, a stupid Boost Ramp throws 
me off into an abyss! Help!

In Sonic's White Acropolis, I can't get past the last ramp in his 
snowboarding section, I keep falling to my death over a cliff!

In Sonic's Aquatic Base, I can't figure out how to open a door with 
Tails.

In Silver's Tropical Jungle where he says "I wish I could go up" 
Where do I go?

How do I solve the Dusty Desert Ball Puzzle in Silver's story?

What do I do when Silver says "This container can help me move 
forward" in Kingdom Valley?

Where is the third Key in Shadow's Kingdom Valley?

I'm stuck in Shadow's Dusty Desert Hovercraft part and I don't know 
where to go!

The Archeologist in Shadow's Story is talking about a Priest's 
Prayers and Dark Light... What do I do?



Questions Answered:
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Q. What are the differences between the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 
3 versions of this game? Were any previous glitches fixed?
A. So far as of this update, no major differences gameplay-wise 
noted and no major glitches fixed, maybe some framerate improvement. 
The only things that seem semi-confirmed are more small glitches 
actually, like no shadows cast by some objects and sometimes random 
instant wins. I will update again as soon as anything major comes 
out. 
Also of course, the 360 version has Achievements, which are listed 
in this guide.
And the buttons differ of course, I have added the basic control 
schemes for both versions to Character Moves and generalized the 
buttons in the rest of the guide, for example referring to the 
"jump" button or a specific attack name instead of a specific button. 
Since this Guide was originally written for the Xbox 360 version, I 
will apologize if there is a confusing button reference somewhere if 
you have a PS3.
Note: I still need to find out if the PS3 booklet has the same 
inaccuracies as the Xbox 360 version and other similar things.

Q. If I don't have enough Rings to buy an upgrade after completing 
the Episode and all Town Missions, what do I do?
A. If you don't have enough money at the end of the story you will 
have to replay the last few levels in Episode Mode again. Sonic can 
enter Aquatic Base again, Shadow Dusty Desert and Silver Kingdom 
Valley. This is also the way to see the credits again in Episode 
Select.

Q. Do I have to complete all of the Town Missions in Episode Mode?
A. No, but some of them have to be, talk to people in town to get a 
clue on where to go next.

Q. How do I find Town Missions or Silver Medals in the Town Areas 
after I complete each Episode?
A. Go back to Episode Select and you will be in one of the Town 
Areas. Each of the three Town Area has two Gates that lead to the 
other Town Areas, but when you go back two of the gates are closed. 
For Sonic and Shadow, you can go to Forest and New City from Castle 
Town, but the gate between Forest and New City is closed.
For Silver, you can go to Castle Town and New City from Forest, but 
the gate between Castle Town and New City is closed.

Q. Where do I go in this town?
A. Talk to people with Orange Exclamation Points for clues or follow 
the walkthrough.

Q. The Xbox 360 Achievements listed on Xbox Live and GameFAQs/other 
places are confusing! 
Does Blue Phantom mean an unlockable Super Sonic in normal levels? 
Does Nights of Kronos unlock a new ending?
A. Sloppy writing by someone that doesn't know English well. These 
confusing Achievements can be downloaded from Xbox Live and are 
listed on sites such as GameFAQs, but are replaced by much better 
written versions when you unlock them.
There isn't Super Sonic in level, and there isn't a secret ending. 
The proper list and info is in it's own section in this guide.

Q. The booklet says this... where is it in the game?
A. This was a very rushed game. There were several things that were 
suppose to be in it taken out last minute, including things 
mentioned in the booklet, here is a list of Xbox 360 booklet 
inaccuracies and what is true in actual gameplay (I don't know if 
this is the same info in the PS3 booklet or not yet):
Pgs. 7, 12 and 13: 
The booklet mentions a few times Custom Actions have three different 
levels, use the Action Gauge, are upgraded in-level with Chaos 
Drives/Light Cores, and have something called "maturity". Non of 
these things appear in the game, in fact ignore the entire second 
paragraph on page 13. 
In-game, Custom Actions do not use any of these things, select them 
with the D-pad and you can use them as much as you like since they 
actually don't use your gauge, and they never change in function. 
This guide contains the correct info later on.
Pg. 11:
The booklet mentions the Shield power-up, it's not in the game 
anywhere.
Pg. 14:
Shadow's Chaos Blast is said to have a 10-yard range, in actuality 
it's not nearly that wide. Also you must jump first before pressing 
Right Trigger to use it.
Pgs. 17 and 18: 
The booklet mentions a flight gauge for both Tails and Omega, they 
don't have one. Also what is suggests is Omega has a limited Glide 
potential, not true, he glides down until he reaches the ground.
Pg. 17:
The booklet says Knuckles can harm enemies while gliding, it's not 
true.
Pg. 18:
The booklet forgets to mention Rouge can plant bombs on walls when 
she is climbing on them, you actually have to use this move in game-
play, so that was a bad mistake.
Pg. 22:
This game currently has no Xbox Live support for multi-player. There 
is now downloadable content... at least in Asia...

Q. Where is the Speed Chip Upgrade for Silver mentioned in the Prima 
Guide?
A. Didn't make it to the final version of this game. It would have 
been really nice, though.

Q. Where are the shops in New City and Forest?
A. The Yellow Monitors are the shops, they just don't have people 
next to them like the shop in New City. I decided to describe the 
Shop Location in the Town Area Section of this guide.

Q. How do I replay Story Mode?
A. 
Xbox 360:
Only one save per Xbox 360 account, so you need to either create a 
new account or delete your previous save. Creating a new account is 
hands down the best way. If you just want to see the cutscenes again 
all of them are in the Extras Menu in the Theater Room. You can also 
replay the very end of Story Mode as described in the getting money 
for upgrades question above.
PS3:
I seriously don't know yet... someone tell me...

Q. Can I change the language?
A. You can change the in-game voices and sub-titles to Japanese if 
you change the language options of your console. Japanese is the 
only other language available on the English version disk.

Q. How do I switch Rails?
A. You need to jump and then Homing Attack or land on the next rail, 
it's not as easy as it was in other Sonic 3D games.

Q. Where are the rumored things such as unlocking other characters, 
Free Mode, day and night feature and Super Form in regular levels?
A. I don't know, we will have to wait and see if this is 
downloadable content from SEGA. I have completed the game and I can 
tell you these things are not unlockables either.

Q. Any Downloadable Content yet?
A. Japan/Asia only so far. Very Hard Mode for all three character. 
More details in the Downloadable Content Section.

Level/Town Related Questions:

Q. In Sonic's Wave Ocean and Radical Train, a stupid Boost Ramp 
throws me off into an abyss! Help!
A. Enter these tricky ramps from the left side... this helps for some 
reason.

Q. In Sonic's White Acropolis, I can't get past the last ramp in his 
snowboarding section, I keep falling to my death over a cliff!
A. On ramps white boarding, press and hold the Jump button, then 
release to do a long jump. Try releasing in the middle of the ramp, 
not at the very tip. This in previous game is called a "trick" off 
the ramp, which is why I used that terminology earlier and confused 
people.

Q. In Sonic's Aquatic Base, I can't figure out how to open a door 
with Tails.
A. You need to kill flying enemies over the gap with Dummy Rings as 
you fly over or a Dummy Ring Snipe by landing on a platform and 
holding down the Attack Button to aim.

Q. In Silver's Tropical Jungle where he says "I wish I could go up" 
Where do I go?
A. Levitate straight ahead to the platform with the two robots, look 
to your right and you will see a hanging Flower Bud, which will lead 
you to the correct path.

Q. How do I solve the Dusty Desert Ball Puzzle in Silver's story?
A. You need to push the ball with the Attack button and then follow 
behind it steering it. Don't move the boxes from in front of the 
holes, they will help keep the balls out of the holes. Push the ball 
so it goes diagonally between holes that are on opposite sides of 
the course. Don't push the ball unless you absolutely have to change 
it's direction because the more you push the ball the number will 
count down until it's destroyed. Don't push the ball too hard or it 
will go out of control. Remember the ball reappears if it is 
destroyed or goes down the wrong hole.

Q. What do I do when Silver says "This container can help me move 
forward" in Kingdom Valley?
A. Stand on the container and press the Special Action Button (RT or 
R1) to levitate it with you on it to go higher and farther than you 
normally can. 

Q. Where is the third Key in Shadow's Kingdom Valley?
A. Climb on the giant stained glass window and press the Attack 
Button to plant a bomb on it so it blows up and you gain access to 
the room inside.

Q. I'm stuck in Shadow's Dusty Desert Hovercraft part and I don't 
know where to go!
A. You need to follow the pillars, go in between each set and two 
more will appear somewhere up ahead, you need to make all the 
pillars appear to open a door.

Q. The Archeologist in Shadow's Story is talking about a Priest's 
Prayers and Dark Light... What do I do?
A. Go to the Fountain of the Priest, people will help to point you 
in the right direction, and hit the four pillars surrounding it with 
Chaos Spear.

And finally, I don't have an X-box profile... yet...



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2. Story:
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(Story from the game booklet)

It all started in Soleanna, the beautiful city of water.

On the night of the Sun Festival, the young princess of Soleanna was 
abducted by none other than the calculating Dr. Eggman who was 
working under dark and sinister motives to destroy the special 
kingdom.

Sonic dashed to Soleanna to stop Dr. Eggman's malicious plot and 
save the princess.

Yet suddenly, a mysterious white hedgehog named Silver appeared 
before him. Believing Sonic to be the "Iblis Trigger," he 
interrupted Sonic's daring rescue with his amazing powers.

Who is the Iblis Trigger, and why does he think it is Sonic? And 
what is the Flames of Disaster that Dr. Eggman is eagerly after?

As Sonic speeds through the vast kingdom, the mystery unravels.


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3. Characters:
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(Profiles from the game booklet, ages from the Japanese SEGA site, 
Elise's from the booklet)

Sonic the Hedgehog
Age 15
The world's fastest hedgehog who is free spirited but hates knavish 
acts. He can be short tempered, but is available for those in need 
of help. In Soleanna, he will confront Dr. Eggman in order to save 
Princess Elise.

Princess Elise
Age 17
Princess of Soleanna at the tender age of 17. She lost her father 
when she was younger, but she keeps her promise to him never to cry, 
no matter what. She fulfills her duty as the royal princess, but she 
has yet to see the mysterious powers she possesses.

Dr. Eggman
Age ?
A master of robotic engineering with an IQ of 300. Knowing about the 
princess' secret powers, he attempts to capture her to unlock and 
use her powers for his self-serving needs.

Shadow the Hedgehog
Age ?
The ultimate life form, created by Professor Gerald. On a mission 
from the Federal Government to rescue Rouge, Shadow encounters a 
mysterious enemy, Mephiles. During the course of battle, Shadow is 
hurled into the future.

Silver the Hedgehog
Age 14
A hedgehog with telekinetic powers. The mysterious hedgehog, Silver, 
travels back in time to the present day to save the future from the 
destructive evil of the Iblis Trigger.

Miles "Tails" Prower
Age 8
A friendly kid fox with two tails.

Knuckles the Echidna
Age 16
A powerful and wild echidna who is a close friend of Sonic.

Rouge the Bat
Age 18 (17 in US Sonic Heroes booklet)
Professional treasure hunter and part-time government spy.

E-123 Omega
Age ?
The last and most powerful of Dr. Eggman's E-series robots.

Amy Rose
Age 12
An energetic girl that adores Sonic and plans to marry him someday.

Blaze the Cat
Age 14
A calm and level-headed feline that's quick on her claws.


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4. Game Controls, Character Moves, and Upgrades
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Here is the basic control scheme for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 
versions of this game. Thanks to Junta for providing the PS3 
controls:

Xbox 360:
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In Game:
left stick - Walk and Run
right stick - Move Camera
D-pad- Select Custom Actions (Sonic Only)
A button - Jump
B button - Not used
X button - Attack
Y button - Mount/Dismount Vehicles (Shadow only)
LT button - Reset Camera (camera shifts to what you are looking at)
RT button - Special Actions
LB button - Pan Camera (left)
RB button - Pan Camera (right)
Start button - Pause Menu
Xbox Guide Button

Menus:
Left Stick/D-pad - Select Menu Items
A/Start button - Enter Selection
B Button - Back

Playstation 3:
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In Game:
left stick - Walk and Run
right stick - Move Camera
directional buttons - Select Custom Actions (Sonic Only)
x button - Jump
o (circle) button - Not used
[] (square) button - Attack
^ (triangle) button - Mount/Dismount Vehicles (Shadow only)
L1 button - Reset Camera (camera shifts to what you are looking at)
R1 button - Special Actions
L2 button - Pan Camera (left)
R2 button - Pan Camera (right)
Start button - Pause Menu

Menus:
Left Stick/directional - Select Menu Items
X/Start button - Enter Selection
o Button - Back

Character Moves:
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Sonic, Shadow and Silver are the main characters of the three main 
stories. Each hedgehog has his own moves, plus you can buy upgrades 
for them if you have enough Rings at the Shops in Town. Earn Rings 
by collecting them in Acts, Bosses and Town Missions and get bonus 
Rings depending on what Rank you earned. The items you buy at the 
shop are available at different points in Episode Mode, have 
different costs, have specific names and some upgrades are needed to 
continue the story, all this info is listed.

These three characters also have an Action Gauge in the bottom right 
hand of the screen. Using certain moves or techniques depletes your 
Action Gauge. Gain power by defeating enemies and picking up Light 
Cores or Chaos Drives or with Sonic and Silver just stand on the 
ground for a while till the bar is full and glows again. There is 
also a level indicator next to the gauge that shows what level 
Shadow's Chaos Boost is at (increase the level by buying Memory 
Shards from the shop, when you have Memory Shards you increase the 
Boost Level in-act by pressing the Special Action button one or two 
more times), and also for Sonic a Gem appears next to the gauge that 
shows what Custom Move you have currently equipped.

Sonic has two "Princess Acts" where he is carrying around Princess 
Elise, two stages where he is on a board for part of the time, and 
sometimes he runs though a Super Speed Area. There are special 
controls for these different types of Sonic game play.

In most Acts, Shadow has vehicles he can drive, they are mostly 
controlled the same way but vary in how easily you can drive them 
and the type of Ammo they have. Sometimes you will need to use the 
vehicle to complete the stage.
Also Shadow has "Chaos Boost" which is available when his Action 
Gauge is full. Certain upgrades only work when he is in this boost 
mode. The Action Gauge slowly runs out. 

The other characters are Support Characters that you sometimes meet 
in Acts or sometimes follow you around in Act or Town Stages. In 
some Acts you will temporarily switch to the Support Character to 
complete part of the level, one Act in each story is completely 
played by a Support Character. Later on in the game you will even